Late Orchestration

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Late Orchestration
Live album by Kanye West
Released April 24, 2006
Recorded September 21, 2005
Studio Abbey Road Studios
(London, England)
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:19
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Director Tom Bird
Producer Kanye West, Vicki Betihavas
Kanye West chronology
Late Registration
(2005)Late Registration2005
Late Orchestration
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The Independent (Favorable)

Late Orchestration is a live album by American hip hop artist Kanye West, released on April 24, 2006 on Mercury Records.[1] The album features recordings of live renditions of songs derived from his first two studio albums, it was recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, England before an audience of three hundred personally invited guests and fans on September 21, 2005.[2] West was backed by a seventeen-piece all-female string orchestra and featured guest appearances by John Legend, Lupe Fiasco, GLC and Consequence. The CD release features the full performance (12 tracks) along with an additional bonus track, "Gold Digger" (Live at AOL). A video containing footage of the concert as well as interviews and bonus music videos for the first four singles of Late Registration was also released under the same name.[3]

The cover photograph (taken by photographer Andrew Meredith)[4] is a reference to the Beatles cover of their album Abbey Road, which features the four band members walking across a crosswalk on the famous street.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" – 4:08
  2. "Touch the Sky" (featuring. Lupe Fiasco) – 4:07
  3. "Crack Music" – 2:48
  4. "Drive Slow" (featuring. GLC) - 4:34
  5. "Through the Wire" – 3:33
  6. "The New Workout Plan" – 2:53
  7. "Heard 'Em Say" (featuring. Adam Levine) – 4:10
  8. "All Falls Down" – 3:13
  9. "Bring Me Down" – 3:21
  10. "Gone" (featuring. Consequence)– 4:15
  11. "Late" – 3:54
  12. "Jesus Walks" – 3:14
  13. "Gold Digger (AOL Sessions)" (bonus track) – 3:18